September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

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September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Liz M » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:26 pm

'Cacti and succulents in the rain' is the title and today looks to be a good day to start, as it is raining here in the north-west.
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Liz M » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:17 pm

As no one has posted yet and there has been more rain than we need recently, I thought I would give some encouragement to you. So, here are my examples, no cacti, sorry, the one I tried did not come out as I hoped.
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Echeveria metallica
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Echeveria peacockii
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Echeveria albicans
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Echeveria coccinea
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Echeveria purpusorum
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by KathyM » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:13 pm

I tried taking photos the other day when it was raining and my plants don't seem to get rained on attractively.
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by DaveW » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:37 am

You could always cheat like the professional photographers do Kathy, they use a mist spray instead of waiting for rain. I don't know if it would affect plants, but they also use Glycerine instead of water since it refracts light better! :lol: Also they sometimes use a water dropper and individually place the drops where they want them.

It can even be done without any water at all using post processing software like Photoshop to create water drops, since professionals do not always have time to wait for rain, or be able to photograph the same plant again.

However they are doing it for commercial gain, we are supposedly doing it honestly. Here are a few links on the subject.

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/ti ... hotograph/

http://www.olympusamerica.com/crm/oneof ... _shots.asp

You can also use a star filter on the lens to give that star effect reflected off the raindrop.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/208862/
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:55 am

Aeonium hierrense
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Liz M » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:11 pm

Since only Ali Baba put in a photo of Aeonium hierrense in the rain, I have no hesitation in handing October's competition to him. Good luck Alan!
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:37 pm

Oh dear how embarrassing! :oops: Certainly wasnt expecting to win with that photo...
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Re: September 2017 - Cacti and succulents in the rain

Post by Melinda » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:13 am

This is such a beautiful picture Ali baba !
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